For the first time in four years, the Higashi Urawa Fireworks are open to the public. In 2022, they weren’t really on – Saitama City did organize a ‘surprise’ fireworks at five different sites. However, the displays only lasted five minutes!. One of those locations was the site of the Higashi Urawa Fireworks: Omagi Park. Of all the fireworks that are launched in Saitama City annually, the Higashiurawa fireworks are one of the big three! Thankfully, in 2023, things are back to normal for the Saitama City Fireworks.
Higashi Urawa Fireworks
The Higashiurawa Fireworks started in 1988. They are on (weather permitting) Mountain Day, which is August 11th annually. As aforementioned, they are launched in Omagi Park, which is in Midori Ward. Generally they launch mainly starmines, approximately 5,000 of them. The largest firework is a 2.5 shell which is about 7.5 cm in size and about 120 grams. Incredibly, it rises to about 80 meters. In addition, there are about 250 festival stalls. Approximately 80,000 people come to see the firework display each year.
Event: Saitama City Fireworks, Higashi Urawa Omagi Park Venue さいたま市花火大会東浦和 大間木公園会場
Date: Mountain Day, 11th of August annually. In the case of bad weather, the fireworks are postponed until the following day.
Time: from 7.30 pm
Venue: Omagi Park, Omagi, Midori Ward, Saitama 〒336-0923 Saitama, Japan. View on Google maps.
There is no parking available at these fireworks. They request that you come by public transport. Thankfully, the park is only about a 15 minute walk from JR Higashi Urawa Station!